Being Human Season 3 Finale Review: Honeymoon Crashers

Being Human S03E13: "Ruh Roh"

With all the flashbacks to Aidan's family from the colonial days and its sad little demise at the hands of the unenlightened drown-the-witch-ask-questions-later types they were stuck with for neighbors, I got the distinct feeling that we were supposed to be sympathetic to his plight with the mutant Bubble Boy—and Kat, who, for all of her understanding of Aidan's general weirdness, wasn't quite able to overlook the dead body up in Sally's room. Just a thought, Aidan, but maaaaaybe you should bury your roommate's rotting corpse before hosting a booty call in your house of horrors. Like, just as a general rule. Between Sally's body stinking up the joint upstairs and Kenny still chained up and unconscious in the basement, there was really no way for Aidan and Kat's tryst to not end badly, you know?

Then, of course, things just went from bad to worse because "Ruh Roh" was the season finale and that's just how the cookie crumbles before it gets reanimated as a zombie cookie next season and we explore new and exciting ways to blow its chocolate chip brains out. 

So where did our trio of undead/dead/canine creature features end up? Let's review.


Roofie Madness with Aidan Waite

OMG AIDANLOOK AT YOUR LIFE. THINK ABOUT YOUR CHOICES. 

I get it. In Flashback Land we witnessed our tall, pasty, and handsome housemate lose his family, and when history threatened to repeat itself, he did everything he could to avoid Sucks To Be You, Part 2.  But bro, brainwashing your girlfriend to make her forget about the rotting corpse she found in your spare bedroom? Really? That's pretty skeevy. That's like rohypnol levels of skeeve and the fact that Aidan had to make a deal with frenemy Blake—who I'm sure will be more than happy to use his indebtedness to her to screw him over at some point in the future—just about confirms that. 

Then there was the sad, lonely fate of Bubble Boy, who turned out just as fugly and monstrous as we assumed he would once the werewolf wonder drug's adverse effects were found out:

Liam tried to kill him because he wanted Aidan to experience the pain of losing a son. In all the excitement, Bubbles noshed on Nora and and it was awkward. Aidan decided that for the safety of Boston, Bubble Boy had to die, and let's face it, immortality kind of sucks when you look like the Elephant Man and have to spend it locked up in a gross basement. At the last minute, Aidan changed his mind and cast his mutant offspring into the wild, because forcing the freshly made baby vampire who doesn't even have the luxury of blending into the crowd to fend for himself without so much as even an orientation booklet is so much kinder. 

Can't wait for Kenny to come back and eat Kat. Really hope he brings LALALA-so-not-dead-CAN'T-HEAR-YOU Henry along for the vampire vengeance road trip. 


Josh and Nora: Dog Eat Dog?

Papa Purebred crashed the remote honeymoon suite and went off his usual werewolves-are-better-than-everyone-else tangent, and if we ignore that part where he locked Josh and Nora in a pen with a bunch of defective vampires, seemed to be taking everything rather well. He even got all creepy and clingy about Josh and Nora being a pack and Josh carrying on his super special purebred bloodline. 

Sure, Liam tried to kill Aidan and Kenny, but eh, his logic was sound. Instead, Aidan ended up killing Daddy Werewolf once and for all, dashing any chance for Josh to kill Liam and ditch his monthly cycle for good. Again.


Luckily, Josh was kind of okay with it. He romped in the woods with Nora, planning their Alaskan dream honeymoon and maintaining his very zen, Pete-fostered attitude about spending the rest of his life carrying his "curse." I'm willing to bet that peace and acceptance flew out the window the following morning when we learned that unlike Nora, Josh failed to return to a human form when the sun rose. He also may have eaten Nora as the credits flashed (though I wouldn't count on it.) Bad dog. Or good dog, if you're among those waiting with baited breath for Sucky Nora to breathe her last breath. 


Drag Sally to Hell

YOU GUYS, WE GOT POLTERGEIST SALLY FOR LIKE TEN SECONDS AND IT WAS AMAZING AND EVERYTHING I'D HOPED FOR. 

We also got nosy Sally making snide commentary while one of her roommates tried to get a little somethin' somethin' and emo-but-tolerable Sally apologizing to her own corpse for not exploring all of her options in the category of eating human flesh. Maybe she could have eaten terminally ill people? Maybe she could have become a cannibalistic Batwoman and eaten criminals? We'll never know. 

Also, unfortunately, Sally's awesome powers of spontaneous combustion weren't entirely hers to enjoy, but rather a side effect of taking Donna down. She and Donna were stuck together like glue in the aftermath of Donna's somewhat temporary defeat last week. Donna let Sally have her fun, then shoved her down the stairs in a mockery of her first death and dragged her through a metaphysical hole in the floor to what I'm assuming is Hell because Sally just can't catch a break. 


All in all, "Ruh Roh" was a strong ending to a season that had its share of ups and downs. It was exciting, which was welcome because sometimes this season was rather boring, and it set everyone up for some interesting changes when/if Being Human returns for a fourth season (it hasn't actually been renewed yet). Can't ask for more than that!

Well, actually, I would have liked more poltergeist Sally, but I'll cherish what we got. 


What did you think of Being Human's season 3 finale? 



NOTES


– Who was that woman the camera focused on during Aidan's walk through the city at the end of the episode? It went so fast I don't think I got a good look, but my first thought was that it looked like his wife? Maybe?

– If it was Aidan's wife, who we all saw die a watery death back in the 18th century, then...wtf? More soup kitchen necromancy? Has she been alive all along? Is the woman a descendant of Aidan's (after all, as far as we know, his son survived) who just bares an incredible resemblance to poor dead Susanna?

– So, was Sally dragged to Hell? 

– Are the mutant vampires going to continue to be a problem moving forward?

– Did Josh eat Nora? 

– Do you HOPE Josh ate Nora?

– Besides Josh possibly eating Nora, what would you want to see in a fourth season of Being Human?

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At the risk of cliché... the British version is so vastly superior to this show. Just finished watching the series finale of the original, and its combination of humor and darkness puts the NA version to shame.

Weakest link in the North American version: Aidan. A lying, cheating, whiny, moody, jerk. Deserves to be killed off on SO many levels. How can Josh forgive him for telling the vampires that the virus cure is in werewolf blood? And that LONG LONG arch with his dysfunctional relationship with Suren was simply tedious and boring.
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I am truly beginning to like Nora's character. She represents the struggle of good and bad that most of us feel.It seems to me that the new vamps being half-lings are in a bit of a pickle, it is almost as if they are saying that there is a way to fix this! itching for season four. I think the answer to the younglings is in josh's early blood workings for a cure?
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Just josh eating nora! Fingers crossed!
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I like this version of being human, but I've always wondered why the werewolves got such a bad design. The British version is far superior when it comes to creature design...
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If you remember after Aidan comes back from the war Vamped he has "the talk" with Susanna. Maybe he turned her after all because the only type of witch we have seen on this show that can live for so long is Donna that would mean Susanna would be soul eating monster AKA a repeat of this season so i highly doubt she is a witch.

Sadly Josh didnt eat Nora its not that i dont like Nora its that i believe her character holds Josh back from real progress. In the past shes been a little unreliable for someone like Josh. Maybe we are finally seeing some change in here with the last two episodes this season but honestly her death wouldnt bother me.

Hhhm Donna said not limbo and they went into a hole that was her "death mark", safe money is on Hell. But personally this would be a mistake in my opinion. The show has always been very ambiguous about its direction in religious beliefs of the after life and to specifically sending her to a place based around a certain belief i think would ruin some of what makes this show so good. But thats just my opinion.

Siiiiiggggghhhhhh..... mutant vampires.....ZZZzzzzzz
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Wait do we know that werewolf blood causes this deformity in offspring? Or are we guessing? What if it's actually being exposed to the virus that causes it?
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Being Human got renewed so we'll get to see what happens next; I got hooked on the UK version of Being Human and almost hated the idea of a US version; Season One did not live up to Season 1 and 2 of Being Human UK; but then the UK version started losing all the principal actors so Nora, Josh, Aiden all eventually died; the new actors sucked and suddenly I found a liking to the US version more. Now as the original version in UK enters it's last season (Which I'm not watching they got rid of Sally too) I just sat back and watch episodes 5 -13 all at the same time and trust me its a lot more fun watching the whole thing at one time. I watched 1-4 on a week by week basis and was bored so I think I'll watch next season all at one time too.

As for the questions:
Yes that's Aiden's wife; (I was wondering why we got all those flashbacks)
I'm guessing his son will pop up next season also
Sally may have went to hell in the original series she got stuck in hell
I'm sure we'll see more mutant vampires next season
I doubt Josh ate Nora; I'm guessing he'll be more in touch with his wolf side if he eats Nora he'll just be back to hating himself and lose the progress he made this season.
I like Nora so hope she's not dead
In the fourth season I'd like to see Sally get some powers; Aiden family's return explained and Josh to be a kick ass werewolf.
If I can't have Alphas at least I still get some Being Human
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Sweet! SyFy officially renews Being Human for a 13-episode fourth season, beginning in 2014.
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-I was so sure the "cure" to this vampire deformity would be pure bred werewolf blood. Since Liam killed Erin (a teenager) I was rooting for Kenny (another teenager) to kill Liam and drain him dry, somehow reversing his elephant man/cabbage patch eye looking deformity. There is still hope!
-Is it just me or did Blake look genuinely hurt when Aidan used her and was just like "ok bye."
-The Suzanna thing will be interesting if she is a vampire/witch. If she's just a doppelgänger of sorts..idk. Her and Kat do have a striking resemblance though, so that should be fun and awkward for Aidan.
-"Really hope he brings LALALA-so-not-dead-CAN'T-HEAR-YOU Henry along for the vampire vengeance road trip." I'M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. I was hoping with every ounce that Henry would make a surprise return for the finale. We never saw him die so I will continue to refuse to believe he's actually dead, he has a little vamp brother now..who could actually pass for his little brother in the looks department so it would be very interesting if they *crosses fingers* bring Henry back.
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Aiden's wife is a witch. It's their season 4 monster: we've got vampire, werewolf, ghost, and zombie. Witch is next in logical progression. Expect season 5 to be Frankenstein monsters, and season 6 to be mummies. And then a season 7 shark-jump with aliens, maybe?

Who knows? We may not even get season 4. After Syfy canceled Alphas for a shows about ghost mines, haunted hoarder crap, and fake evil mansions, I don't expect any good decisions on their part.
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I loved Alphas :( but SyFy did renew this today for a 4th season so at least we get this back
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Sometimes I love being wrong.
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It was HIS wife, I'm going a little TVD, well no, vampire mitology here, but Aidan feed from his wife, and she needed to stay strong right? so maybe sometimes Aidan gave her his blood to bust her energy, and it was on her system when she died and so became a vampire, but Aidan wouldn't have know because the body was dragged by the river. She could be a witch yes, but I don't see how she became one under Aidan's nose, but he looks very dummy on the flashbacks. But I would like that they explain me how did he end up again with Bishop? I mean he stayed a good chunk of time with his family. And she could possibly well be his gran-gran-gran-daughter something, his son survived, and knew about him, so maybe he pass on the history and they are looking for him, maybe one or two of his descendants have become vampires, that would be really cool! open a new storyline about royal families, Aidan taking Boston, hahahaha yes is not new, but it's a new angle, but then everything that happens to them then goes Sh** and his real family would get killed, so not so nicely, but surely great drama. I'm feeling a fanfiction while writing this hahaha but don't have the time.

For Josh, well we saw the changes during the season, and now he is at peace with the wolf, maybe, and I think that's why he stayed wolfed, but the thing is even the purebreds wanted to stay wolf but they always switched back, so i'm thinking that maybe the fact that he lifted the curse, and became again werewolf, and his meditation and that serve as a way to become were anytime you want? if so what that does to your humanity? Nora yes I get what you say about her, but at the end of the season she was pro Aidan again, and against Liam, an told him the truth about Brynn, so good for her, I just want the baby storyline fron the version of UK, I like the fact that they could conceive being on wolf form, and maybe this is the way to make the purebreds? they haven't gotten to that part yet...so it would be nice..again the way this story lines can go..you can also see Josh and Nora forming royal families of purebreds, I think is a consequence of what all of them have overcome, and to overcome this things they push the boundaries of their supernatural world, learning new things, developing the mythology, so yes the show sometimes get slow, but I still love it..it's not 100% supernatural, because they try to live human simple lives, but they got dragged by it all because that's what they are, and the excel at it, see josh, he has come a long long way.

Sorry this is turning out to be a rather long post...so Sally, I liked her storyline this time, I liked all the things you have said, and also that she's back being a ghost, while I like her human, I knew she couldn't stay that way, that is not the premise of the show so...and just because she is not physical, I think that's way she always gets the worse stuff, first limbo (don't know if compare it to purgatory) now hell, and surely bye the end of s4, BECAUSE THERE NEEDS TO BE A S4, heaven will come at her because she hasn't died yet one way or another, and she will try to scape from that too...her heaven is with the boys, period. So she will overcome this, unless the actress quits hahaha, and as of now she is powerful, a ghost full of energy and have overcome many things, just the fact alone that she was able to not eat human flesh and let herself die, that is a strong one, and that's why Donna chose her, so not who knows where she took her, but again, maybe Sally overcoming this will make her like Queen of her plane hahaha, ruler of the ghost, because again overcoming all this things, pushing the supernatural limits, only means greatness!!!

So I really hope to be seeing them next winter, specially now that the UK version has ended for good, an even if it was really really short, I loved the end..
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This season was surprisingly disappointing. Bummer...
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Well, hopefully we're done with the flashbacks now that we see his descendant's in town. They were painful to watch. Horrible hair, horrible accents and they just kept coming back to them! Now I see why. My only issue with the ep was the series of dumb decisions (I'm talking to you Aiden!), from hanging with your human girlfriend with a corpse and newby vamp in the home (not to mention the fact that no one bothered to move the corpse anyway) to letting your newby insatiable vamp loose on the world! Come on! And who didn't see that coming as soon as he said "I'll take care of it". Yeah, okay.
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I kind of hope that they bring back Mother next season. Not because she was a great villain, necessarily, but she was built up as the most badass vampire in existence and it seemed like such a copout to have her die off screen because of a damn virus. This show isn't very adept at writing off villains.
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My guess is that the woman is Aidan's descendant through his son whom they seemed to make a point of showing running away and likely surviving.

Of course, it is possible that the woman is actually Aidan's wife. She did not seem to be as pale as a vampire but maybe someone plucked her from the river and turned her to save her life. If that were the case, I could see Bishop as her maker. He warned Aidan not to return home and it is possible that he was watching over Aidan the whole time waiting for this inevitable trouble to happen. He sees Aidan's wife drowning and saves her, maybe as an olive branch to Aidan, only for her to run off afterwards and going on her own ever since. Sure, that is a stretch but anything is possible in this show.

I do wonder if Kenny is alive or not. Aidan told Josh "he never had a chance" as if to imply that after he gave Kenny a running start he killed him. Of course that may have just been Aidan keeping the truth from Josh.

With all of these mutant vampires running around, I can see next season having them organize and go up against the regular vampires in a type of civil war. Maybe Kenny would band be part of them, maybe even lead them.
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-Doppleganger descendant of Aidan. That would be hella awkward...I mean she looks like your wife who you totally adored but she's possibly a great times infinity (yes I know it isn't really infinity) granddaughter instead. I mean weirdness. I could get down with that though, since they left the possibility that his son survived out there, and faces in families have a way of recycling themselves every century. It would be interesting, because Aidan most of all just wants a freakin family. He keeps losing all of his family. He lost all of his kids. Eh. I can work with that. Or any other story line that can come from this, because awesome.
- I doubt Sally was dragged to hell. I'm thinking another realm. This show loves other realms. There are too many things that they can explore, settling for hell would be uninspired.
- Dear God, I hope not. We've had the vampire flu. We've had newborn vampires run amuck to Mother's displeasure. We've had vampire wars. Enough. Let's focus on something...else.
- Sadly no.
- Sadly, Yes. Granted she was kinda chill or whatever the past few episodes. I mean she didn't do anything worthy of hating or detesting her, and she even came across as likeable. The thing is, Nora just doesn't interest me. At best I'm indifferent to her, at worst she annoys me to no end. I just don't care about Nora. She wasn't the self righteous pain in the ass that she was in the middle of the season, but if she were to suddenly get eaten, fall off a cliff, drown in the Boston Harbor, go on another wolf sabbatical or whatever I wouldn't bat an eye or miss her.
- Aidan eating Nora? Ay de mio, sometimes, most times, I just walk right into a dirty joke. I'd like to see Sally develop some new abilities, on her own. Usually when she possesses a gift it's sort of due to someone else. I love badass Josh. I'd like to see Josh go dark. That would be fun, as long as Aidan, Sally (sigh.Fine, and Nora) can keep him from disappearing into the abyss completely. I always adore Josh and out of all the characters he is the one that I probably can relate to the most. He's the chronic do gooder and the one that tries to hold everyone and everything together, but even the best of us can go dark. I'd love to see that. I'd love to see the other character dealing with him like that. Also out of pure selfishness I'd request they keep up with the Sally/Aidan scenes. They are kinda spectacular when they share the screen together. It's always fun or insightful.

-Kenny was so cute and then he ended up looking horrendous. Poor kid. On some level I understood the rationale that they were going for with Aidan letting him go ( I loved the last flashback with his Run Isaac! wonderfully done and convincing pain) but it was still kinda dumb. But alas, that is why we love and want to smack Aidan every week. Preferably on the arse. Ahem, sorry.
-So Kat and his wife's doppleganger, are we heading into more female problems for Aidan next season, because dude ALWAYS has chick problems. I'm starting to think the only chick that will forever be able to handle his crap is Sally. And she's non corporal and currently missing again. Seriously love their bond though. On an aside, if they can get a female vampire that is actually likeable I would be most grateful. Blake, Suren, mother, and Rebecca...they all suck. Pun coincidental.
-So grateful to be done with Liam. His pack thing with Josh and Nora wasn't surprising. The vamps have been sucking all the werewolves to death, so their numbers were probably dwindling and the tables shifted. Also bloodlines were important to him, so him having that approach with Josh wasn't surprising at all. Wolves are meant to run in packs and all that good stuff. You take what you can get. I'm thinking this purebred blood is contributing to Josh being more badass, more accepting of his wolf (although thankfully he was headed there anyway) and uh him still being one when Nora woke up. I'd say it's a shame that he didn't get to find out what being a spawn of grouchy wolf would consist of, but Liam needed to die and now there is something new to be explored for Joshie next season. Win.
-Compelling could have been avoided if they would have just disposed of Sally's body before extracurricular activities, but is it any surprise that Aidan wasn't using the right one when it came to that? Nope. Just like it's no surprise that Sally was lurking about like a voyeur. I really loved Sally this season. Girl had fun.
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I also love Aiden/Sally scenes! They do have great chemistry and an ease with each other that works well. But I really hope they don't take it down a romantic road...I like them much better as they are now.

I would disagree about Liam though. I really liked him and his motivations and was hoping we'd see more of him this season than we did. I liked his mix of menace, intelligence and dry wit that Xander Berkeley does SO well. And I would've really enjoyed watching Josh spar with him next season and all the complicated layers that could have evolved in that relationship.

I really want Josh to go dark, too. I was hoping that's where he was headed earlier this season when he was human but instead we just got a little taste of it. We may still get that next season but I kind of wanted it to happen not because of the wolf (although I do like the purebred turn) but because of the psychological trauma from everything he's experienced. I love it when a good guy character becomes darker because of a new reality they've been made aware of or forced to deal with. And like you said watching the other characters trying to navigate that change would be cool. Also, I can't remember- do we know for sure if he burned the mutant vamps? He lit the match and they cut away...and I don't recall them saying through the rest of the episode if he actually went through with it. Because when he lit the match I thought "wow that's pretty dark"...seemed more cruel than staking each one in their sleep (which seemed plausible since the others didn't wake up when either of the vamps attacked them). Maybe they purposely left it vague so they can address that moment next season.
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They have this really awesome relationship that I simply adore. I honestly feel like we see those two at their best when they are with one another. It's a deep connection that had slowly developed over time, and one in which we got glimpses of here and there, but really manifested into something truly special this season. I think through Sally we have this greater insight into who Aidan is as a person, in a way that doesn't come out with Josh. We also get a more serious and perceptive Sally when she's with Aidan. In a weird way they seem like kindred spirits

You know, I wasn't a fan of Connor and Brynn (a pattern with Tracy Spiradokis). So when Liam came into the picture it was like bringing them back into the fold and..ugh. It probably would have been interesting though if Josh and Liam continued with their battle. The whole mentoring thing and what not.

I think he did. They wouldn't have gotten out otherwise, I'm sure. He's been very badass with the gun wielding, and the initiating fights, and burning corpses, and offing zombies. We've gotten bits and pieces of a darker more jaded Josh, and I kinda like that. I really hope it continues next season.
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-It WAS Aiden's wife.
-I'm hoping she's some super awesome non-uncool witch or something else. I gotta be honest, that last time she went underwater, I was confused as to why we didn't see more of her because I thought that that looked intentional on her part, so I wasn't completely surprised to see her at the end of the episode.
-I think so? I'm intrigued at the very least.
-I feel like that may get resolved pretty quickly, though for what reason, I cannot say.
-Nope.
-Nope. I still actually like Nora.
-I never know. This show always surprises me and I really enjoy it.
I liked the finale, and think that, on the whole, this was a pretty good season.
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I think that is Aidan's wife turned vampire; my theory is that Mark Pellegrino saw the whole thing and rescued Susana down the river just in time to "save" her and turn her, except it came at a cost and he probably forced her to stay away from Aidan foreva!
Just a theory.
I don't think Josh ate Nora, on the contrary I think the pure blood gene kicked in and now allows him to turn at will and he's now showing his wolf to his wife.
Sally is definetely in hell; I just hope we don't spend the whole of season 4 trying to escape from it. Please make it like limbo, be done with it and deal with the consequences later, me wants some snarky funny Sally/Aidan/Josh interaction.
Look forward to season 4, fingers crossed!
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I think it likely that the Susanna doppelganger is Susanna reincarnated and that next season she and Aiden will "recover" her memories and Aiden will find some sort of closure with her death. It must be a pretty large story arc because they have been using these flashbacks since Kat first came on the scene.
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Good season finale to a good show. Three big cliffhangers with all three main characters. I love it!! Of the three, I worry for Sally the most. All that work she did just to rid of Donna, only to have her come back and drag Sally to whatever hell or underworld with her?!! Wow!!!

I definitely don't think Josh will eat Nora, nor would I want him to. I like them together. However, the new purebred bloodline Josh will be hard to contend with from the looks at the end.

I also think that was Aidan's wife at the end, which begs two questions from me:
1. How in the heck is she still alive?
2. Out of all the other places on earth to be, why in Aidan's town?
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Well, I can think of one logical reason... not that the show will go that route.

Aiden made a name for himself one way or the other. And perhaps his name + face became public enough that his "immortal" wife just found out where he is. Assuming that IS his wife and not some ancestor.

He kind of rules Boston for a while and then got buried alive by the big-boss. It's debatable whether or not the Vamp community knows he found the cure that almost made them extinct. If Blake dropped his name as the vamp that discovered the cure it's possible he's now very well-known in the leach circles. At which point his wife might have said OMFG, he's THERE!
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That was a pretty good end to the season. Though it doesn't make up for the Vamp Flu. Because that was well, stupid.

Aiden's flash backs were interesting? I am not sure, you would think that he had more things on his plate to deal with without thinking about his family. I mean Kat seeing Sally's body. Which was weird, because who keeps a smelling rotting corpse still in the house. They are all rather nose sensitive. You would think it would have smelled really bad. But also mutant Kenny chained in the basement. But leaving Kenny alive.... I am not sure what is wrong with Aiden, I mean you live that long and just by sheer happenstance you should gain some wisdom. He is a crappy parent. He only makes giant A holes. Henry (DEAD HENRY) the girl, Kat's ex, Kenny. All turn out bad. At some point in time he has to consider that turning people just isn't his thing. Though the conversation with Sally might have revealed that there is some time of compulsion to do something. Do Vampires have Biological Clocks? If so, do they have Menopause?

Josh and Nora. I have to say this was the bigger disappointment. The stupidity of Nora shown through yet again when she told Liam that she killed Bryn. Which was really unnecessary for the story at that point. But the biggest disappointment was that Liam seemed to know what was going on with the Mutants. And was never given the chance to explain it. Let him kill Kenny, that was the intention anyway. It just seems like they left it unanswered in case they don't have enough story for next season. But hopefully alpha wolf Josh kills Nora. Josh is now more powerful and Purebreds can change at will right? Maybe he doesn't want to change back yet. But seriously let him kill Nora.

Sally, was dammit. Back to the confines of the house. Again. She knows she can leave the house right? The link with Donna is fun. Perhaps she was dragging her down to some type of hell to train her. Donna said she recognized Sally's power. So likely it has something to do with that.

Overall it was good. But we still have the Vamp Flu and now mutants. Which really should have been wrapped up this season.

Notes.

It had to be Aiden's wife. She got out of the cab seemingly because she saw Aiden. She looked right at him when she got out. It would be hilarious if she was Kat's sister.

Nora should be dead. Please.
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I didn't mind the PREMISE of the Vamp Flu so much. Vamps feed on human blood. Eventually a virus comes out that either makes the blood toxic to them OR jumps the human-vamp species barrier. Perhaps natural, perhaps man-made.

Considering how much the show likes to make drinking blood a metaphor for shooting heroine it's kind of worrying about Hep or HIV all of a sudden.

I mean, even the TV series "True Blood" has "Hep V" which affects Vamps in a minor way. And in that show they made a big point about Vamps being dead and not having a heart-beat, and all of that. And other shows have tried something similar.

So really, that part of the series didn't bother me. I mean, it gave Aiden an adversity to face instead of an actual villain.
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I don't mind the premise either. I mind how they went about it. Supposedly in their universe, vampires have been there for a long time. There is no way they at some point in time, like say The Plague, had not come across something like this at some point in that time. I mind the utter lack of practicality and depth in dealing with it. Aiden didn't face it, he gave up. He stumbled upon the Werewolf "cure" and that in my opinion lessons the character. I mean he has been around, he knew how to deal with the Donna. That was the character we expect from Aiden after the previous seasons. That character would have you known or attempted to use his medical knowledge to figure it out. And that wasn't even addressed. He is a nurse, for likely longer than Josh and Nora been alive. Josh is supposedly really intelligent, Nora though stupid, is also a Nurse. At no point in time did they ever try to figure any of it out. That always bothered me about the season.

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I have nothing but respect for nurse's and other medical practitioners. But I think you're giving Josh+Nora+Aiden too much credit.

NOW, before ranting I will say... Josh did learn some stuff from that old Werewolf last season that he had to fight in the cage. Said old-guy had loads of books and knowledge about wolves. It WOULD have been interesting if he learned something like "Werewolf blood is toxic to vamps because it puts their immunse system into overdrive" And say "Aha, this might fight off the virus" But I digress.

A nurse doesn't have the knowledge and training to figure out a cure for a disease in the span of a few weeks / months. Sure, one COULD argue that "they know that werewolf and vamp blood don't mix... let's see what happens to the virus when we try" But at that point, why bother?

That's like saying "Hmm, my friend has HIV. He's also allergic to peanuts. I wonder what would happen if I mix peanut oil with his blood... will that kill the virus?"

If your family member gets sick with a rare disease, are you going to start sitting there with a microscope and try to mix A + B + C or whatever and try to get the cure? Maybe with bacterial infections you can try stuff easier but Viruses are hard to track down.

Meanwhile, you have to figure the Vamps had scientists and geneticists in their back-pocket and probably put them to work on a fix when it became known. So you're assuming that your nurse-related knowledge and a microscope will figure out something that Virologists with full-blown labs cannot?

OK, HAD Josh known something like I hypothesized he could have tried an experiment or two with it. But he was going in blind.... or at least as blind as a nurse that knows his friend is allergic to peanuts.

Nurse's kick but. But that doesn't mean they can just figure out a cure to a disease on the fly.
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I am not saying they could have cured it. But they didn't even try. Or attempt to find a logical, intelligent method of trying to figure out what the Vamp Flu was all about. Josh attempted to figure out how to "cure" himself of being a Werewolf. There wasn't even that.

And Nurses might not be Epidemiologists. But they take basic science. They take biology, microbiology chemistry, pharmacology, and physiology courses. So it isn't like they are completely ignorant of it. They aren't ignorant of the scientific method. And they work at a hospital, with access to any number of people that know more than they do, have that training.

Now I might be giving Josh and Nora way to much credit. But Aiden, come on. Someone that has lived that long, who has picked up knowledge about witches and such. And who works at a hospital can't think of anything other than, Ah well, might just live with it? Come on.

Basically what I am saying is that faced with a situation like this. There is a smart way to deal with it, or attempt to deal with it and there is a dumb way. They went the dumb way. And that is kind of annoying to me. As with any show that does similar things.
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I understand that following this series requires we leave reality behind, but it was really stupid that Nora blurted out "I killed your daughter," when they were just out of the woods "Literally" with the psycho purebred, pack leading poppa. Why didn't they just go along with his babble until they were in a more advantageous situation? And that flashback dream sequence for Josh & Aiden were was pointless (at least to me).

Both Donna and Blake are interesting characters. I am sure they will both have rich backstories. I am eager to see their stories play out next season, enough with the dragging thing out. Just end the characters once their story is over and be done with it!

Donna being impervious to fire, or anything on this earthly realm is another reach, but I am thrilled that Sally won't be dragging around in that awful gray getup anymore.

Aiden, is a bit of a dumbass despite the fact that he's like three hundred years old! Letting Kenny run through the forest all deformed and making an entire batch of deformed monsters seems like something a younger vamp would do, but not an old G like him.
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- A relative, not his wife, otherwise wiping Kats memory is pointless and she will only last about 3 more episodes, if that!

-The son option - the whole run thing in the flashback

-i dont think its hell because Donna would probably took more pleasure out of it

-i think the mutants are hybrids and when the next full moon happens they may transform

-nope

-nope, it'll make the next series bogged down with Josh on a guilt trip

-Josh being able to change at will, Sally's new powers and an end to the virus plotline forever, because the vamps this season were kinda dull
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Not that pointless... even if Aiden dumps her, at least wiping her memory stopped her from calling the cops due to the rotting corpse in the bedroom. Or running away afraid.

He was very careful about yelling at Blake to not mess with Kat's feelings. He just wanted to retcon what happened over the last 16 hours.

So if he did find decide to dump her and/or get together with a vampire-ex-wife (unlikely) then at least she's not going to be an enemy or loose-end down the line.
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I had a thought...so, what happened to the pretty and real wolf in Josh's head? Maybe that actually wasn't Josh? In which case, good bye Nora. Maybe Josh is around there too?
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I can see the following.

Josh is showing off that he can turn whenever he wants. So turns mid-jump and lands on Nora as a naked pasty human Josh.

Or... stays in wolf's form and licks her face like a puppy. Perhaps frozen in wolf form, perhaps not.
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I love the puppy idea!
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I like the first thought very much, it will be an interesting start for the series. :)
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It's just like "Being Human" to leave us with 3 cliffhangers at the end of the season... UGH.

On the first cliffhanger, Sally's demise, I'm thinking hell is plausible option. Obviously Sally will be back though and I'm guessing that Donna has some kind of plan for her. Maybe get Sally to work for her or something.

On the second, Josh's demise, he didn't eat Norah. We already know that while they're in the wolf state they still have some sort of subliminal control. For example, that time when Josh first scratched Norah and then after he turned his wolf was all starry eyed for Norah. Either way I'm just hoping this goes in some cool direction other than him just being a wolf 24/7. Hopefully he's able to change whenever he wants which would be awesome.

On the third, Susanna's non-demise, the second I saw her I assumed she also became a vampire either by Aiden finding her body downstream and turning her or what's-his-name that initially turned Aiden. After reading this review I guess it could be just his decedent although that would be a really uncanny resemblance given several generations unless they're following TVD's doppelganger similarity then I guess it could work.


As far as the mutant vamps... I kept waiting for Aiden to say something to Blake about it. Seriously dude, how did it not cross your mind to say, "Hey, by the way, all those people you've been turning are becoming grotesque mutant vamp babies, maybe you should stop turning people".
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Especially when it hasn't been renewed yet.
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I was thinking the same thing, especially since Liam suggested the Vamps are doing this on purpose. At the very least, it's worth a mention. At the most it begs a WTF!?!?

I kind of explained it away in my head with... well he really needs Blake to do him a solid. And getting into her face and this might get her to say "screw off" or make her demand her favor NOW... like "I want you to go kill your werewolves"

So, maybe table the discussion for when he's not a walking-car-wreck and semi strong.
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Yeah true, I just figured he's at least bring it up to see if she even knew.
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Probably the strongest Being Human finale thus far. I wasn't expecting much after last week's anticlimax but A LOT of [good] stuff happened and it was thoroughly entertaining! I'm actually excited for next season! Well done, Being Human.
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Without a doubt, that was his wife! They look identical. So...is she a vampire? A witch? Maybe a fairy? haha. Who knows! I love this show.

I'm assuming Sally went to hell with Donna, but she must find a way out of it! Sally is my favorite just because she is so...interesting to watch!

I hope Nora lives! I can't believe it ended like that. This show knows how to pull cliffhangers and twists! If there isn't a season 4, I'm going to hybrid myself and go attack SyFy!

Question to those who have watched the UK version...I really enjoy the US version, and it will always be one of my top shows. However, to hold me over until Season 4 (hopefully) begins, is the UK version safe to watch. I mean safe as in, will it spoil anything? I've heard the US version is very different from the UK version, but I don't want to watch the UK version if it is going to give any clue as to what will happen on the US version in the future...if that makes sense. Somebody please help me! haha
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Without spoiling the UK version (which the first two seasons are AMAZING) I will tell you that the US version is 180 degrees different in tone, pacing and storyline.

That said, don't deprive yourself of the UK version. You can definitely watch Seasons 1 & 2 with no spoilers and Season 3 as well.
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So I should avoid Seasons 4 and 5 then just to keep myself safe from spoiling my joy in the US version?
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No like others have said only the first seasons of both US and UK are similar. There are the same villains a Bishop and Sally's murdering husband but have different names, and the outcomes and ending of the arcs, season are completely different. From there on both shows are completely different. The only thing about the UK version you will find strange is that you should make sure you watch the original pilot, UK shows are shorter seasons 8 episodes but the episodes are longer like an HBO show. In the pilot they use different actors for the Sally(Annie) and Aiden(Mitchel) characters and for some reason they change them after, the Josh(George) actor is the same. And really watching it will not spoil the US version at all, as for seasons 4 and 5 as some people have said they hate the direction it went and that is why the 5th season was the last, as to why well that is up to you but go ahead and watch
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I would just not watch seasons 4 & 5 of the UK show. They were just horrible. Season 4 was ok to wrap up a single thread of the previous season. Past that, you'll hate yourself for watching it.
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Hopefully this isn't the US series finale like the 5th season of Being Human UK the series finale starts off satisfying then you're left saying WTF!
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They have nothing to do with each other. You'll be fine if you watch the UK version.
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Crap. My problem is that, if I know they exist, I'll watch them anyway. I don't know what to do. I'm just afraid if I watch the UK version I'll take away from the surprises in the US version.

So conflicted!
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From what I've heard, the US version diverged fairly quickly from the UK version. To the point that the storylines are completely different.

But I didn't watch much of the UK version so I can't say how true that is. And even IF true, that's not to say that the US version wouldn't "borrow" a later UK storyline or plot-twist. In which case, after seeing said "twist" on the UK version it might spoil your surprise in the US version.

The only US-remake of a UK show I REALLY REALLY liked was "Life on Mars." I guess because I relate to 70's New York fairly well while the stuff I know about 70's/80's UK are from Danger Mouse and Montey Python. So I enjoyed the US remake more.

As for "Being Human" I hear both sides... that the US version is better than the UK and that the UK is better than the US. So I guess it's a personal preference.
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Personally I think that was Aidan's wife, I don't think Josh ate Nora, and most likely that was hell. I'm sure though in some way we will get Sally back, we'll figure out why Josh can return to his normal self, and we'll see what happens with Aidan, it always seems that he gets the brunt of the work - girlfriend, ex-wife, Blake, Kenny...

Honestly at the end of it all I really liked that they brought in a witch this season. I would really like to see more of that and I also want to see a possible cure for Kenny and although I know he's a monster a part of me was glad he got to live. I really liked his character. Overall I think next season will be great, can they just renew it so I don't have to worry about them not bringing it back already???
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Well damn! Great finale! Well I doubt Josh ate Nora, some of us hope he did, but I highly doubt that. Aiden should have killed Kenny, don't care what his reason is he should have killed him. We all know that decision is going to bite him in the ass later. Oh Sally, looks like she is headed to H-E double hockey sticks. Gonna be interesting to see how her storyline develops next season, all their storylines actually.
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I didn't take the torturing of Aiden's wife so much of a "if she floats she's a witch" as a torture bit. As in: renounce your devil of a husband or sleep with the fishes.

I've heard of torture where weights are tied to a person and they're tied up. Then some guys pull you up with a rope every now and then to get the point across that... do what we want or we'll let go of this rope.

But perhaps it was a witch thing. Who knows.
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I'm hoping Nora survives. While I hated bitter "Aiden-Hater-Nora" she went back to normal towards the end of the season. And as others said: I'd rather not have to watch Josh deal with killing / maiming his wife next season. There's only so much sad-Josh I can take.

I imagine Josh's state is more related to being twice-turned than simply being the offspring of a pure-blood. But I guess we'll find out.

I imagine that woman was Aiden's wife and/or Aiden's descendant.
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I am pretty sure his wife if for no other reason that to provide some freaking justification for all the annoying flashbacks and then Aiden's random turning people when he is out of it story. What is funny is from what I remember seeing of Aiden's history, other than his time during World War 1 or 2 when he made Henry, Aiden was pretty much in the Northeast corridor of the US and Canada, so there is some reason she is actually looking for him now.

Well, yes, but I must say a sense of dread sat in my stomach with that because, well, Annie got pulled through that door, ended up in that mental hospital (cheap but fairly effective image of purgatory or hell, I don't know if that was ever clear), Mitchell went in after her, got the prophecy of the wolf shaped bullet and....I hope that they realize they have made Sally enough screw this I am doing this myself that she can figure it out herself (or have her run into some fun dead characters like Bishop to help her out).

I imagine they will be a problem, but did anyone else notice that Kenny's make up seemed to be getting reduced the more blood that he ate? I am wondering if it works itself out.

Honestly, whether Josh ate Nora probably depends on the contract with Kristen Bauer. While I have no great love for Nora (though I will continue to defend her existence) I really don't want to deal with a guilt ridden Josh. Josh has been becoming steadily more tolerable and a character to root for and relate with as this season has gone on. Now that he has to figure out that because he likely is a purebred now and has to consciously choose to change back as opposed to automatically turning in the morning and Josh's struggles with his wolf as he maybe starts to become far too comfortable with it, that is totally fine. I imagine Nora was totally freaked and thought the worse as he approached her, but I am guessing the wolf recognized his mate, pushes her down, nudges her and takes off so maybe Josh is kind of missing for a couple of episodes.

While I hope these characters don't have the same destination as their British counterparts, I do kind of hope for a full season bad guy like the quasi religious/scientific group of BBC Season 2. If they have Josh go too wolf in the early part of the season, he can return to his comfort area of science and reason to fight them on one level.
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Yeh, otherwise there really was little reason.

I mean, first it SEEMED like they were going to go with Kat being his descendant. But that never played.

And I guess there was the whole (minor) parallel at the end of "Aiden can't have nice things, and has to tell his 'children' to RUN"

But that's a LOT of flashbacks for something that didn't happen and something so minor. So it had to have been to drill into our head either what he wife looked like... or to setup her life/experience in the past so we can connect to her future self (or doppelganger)
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Yeah, I've expressed my annoyance at vampire flashbacks before and this one really had to have a longer range point since a good chunk of the flashbacks were to a time when he was still human. I had thought for awhile that Kat was connected somehow, in fact, early on when you barely paid attention to the wife, I thought they were the same actress. But, I am guessing that the wife is just the wife (sadly, I never paid attention to her name) and was just smarter than Aiden and realized she couldn't return to her old life when they all thought she was dead. I am just curious at her apparent lack of interest in ever looking up Aiden before since he seems easy enough to find after their immediate family had died out.

I do wonder if Aiden ever found Isaac again (or was the witch hallucination where he saw his son turn into a vampire and then distingrate actually a buried memory).
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Anything is possible in tv land. For instance,we didn't really see Aiden's wife dead. She went under water and current carried her away...so she could have been able to get to shore somehow,even though I know they didn't know how to swim back then,right? Another theory might be,that Bishop saved her and turned her(I can see that really easy,because you know who play Bishop). And it went by anything but fast...they made really sure,you could see the woman's face coming out of taxi:D

Josh didn't ate Nora...maybe they are doing it:D..lol...

Kenny should have died...of course he will spawn his own army of hybrids,so that might be for season 4...vamps and werewolfs against hybrids...now where was that already used???:D

Shame for Liam...loved that character. It was great scene,Sally and Aiden talking and then Aiden getting shot in face. Great finale and Sally as always has great humor.

Forgot to mention this last week,but even in this previously on BH, it was funny,when Aiden said Sally's heart is their weapon and he laughed as he said it:D
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1. The wife, obviously.
2. Yes WTF. The most likely answer is that she was somehow turned into a vampire. I'm not even sure how that's done on this show, so I'm not going to speculate how it happened. Aidan obviously didn't know about it at the time.
3. That's what they wanted us to think. That's why they used a visual effect similar to the one from the movie Drag me to Hell. But I think it's more likely that she just dragged her to some other place, like the weird place where they last saw her.
4. Of course. Why else were they introduced?
5. Of course not.
6. No. If he didn't also eat some of the writers, this wouldn't make anything better. *All* the characters behave very strangely, and it's obviously the writers' fault. They just don't understand how characters should behave. Next season it might be Josh or Aidan that end up being the most annoying. Even if the problem is with Nora the character, or Kristin the actress, killing her off would really suck, because of the effect it would have (or at least should have) on Josh.
7. I'm not sure I'll watch. I would like to see better writing. In particular, I'd like to see everyone make more rational choices.
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This has been a bad season. But let's face it, the show has never been particularly good. In particular, the characters have always behaved very strangely and made bizarre decisions. The characters are also such hypocrites. How is what mutant boy worse than all the things Aidan did when he was a new vampire, or the things he's *still* doing? The show started with Aidan murdering one of his one-night stands, and as late as a few weeks ago, Aidan turned that professor. Why exactly did he do that? That's still not clear to me.



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Then... don't watch it?
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Ridiculous answer. If you disagree about something, then say what and why. Don't just type the standard fanboy nonsense.
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The woman was Aidan's wife
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Is anybody else getting tired of Aidan's flash backs, they often seem pointless, I just wish they would all add up to something sooner rather than later because I was over them right after they started. So that's what I want from season four, the conclusion of whatever they started with his flash backs and them ending once and for all.
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That's what I was thinking as well until the very end when his wife showed up.
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Among the things television has taught me, but apparently not taught Aidan: Mercy is always bad. Never let it live.
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a new breed of vamps... Nosferatu
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